AT&T Inc. provides telecommunications services in the United States and internationally. The company offers its services and products to consumers in the U.S. and services and products to businesses and other providers of telecommunications services worldwide. The services and products that the company offers vary by market, and include wireless communications, data/broadband and Internet services, video services, local exchange services, long-distance services, telecommunications equipment, managed networking, and wholesale services. Segments The company groups its operating subsidiaries as follows, corresponding to its segments: Wireless subsidiaries provide both wireless voice and data communications services across the U.S. and, through roaming agreements, in a substantial number of foreign countries; and Wireline subsidiaries provide primarily landline voice and data communication services, AT&T U-verse high-speed broadband, video, and voice services (U-verse) and managed networking to business customers. The company’s wireline subsidiaries operate as the incumbent local exchange carrier in 21 states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin (21-state area). Wireless This segment consists of the company’s subsidiary, AT&T Mobility LLC, which operates as a wireless provider to both business and consumer subscribers. As of December 31, 2014, the company served 120 million wireless subscribers. It classifies its subscribers as either postpaid, prepaid, connected device, or reseller. In the United States, the company covers all major metropolitan areas and approximately 300 million people with its LTE technology. The company also provides 4G coverage using another technology (HSPA+), and when combined with its upgraded backhaul network. Its wireless network also relies on other GSM digital transmission technologies for 3G and 2G data communications. As of December 31, 2014, the company served approximately 120 million subscribers. Service: The company offers a range of nationwide wireless voice and data communications services in various pricing plans, including postpaid and prepaid service plans. Its offerings are tailored to meet the communications needs of targeted customer categories, including youth, family, professionals, small businesses, government and business. The company offers Mobile Share plans, which allow sharing of voice, text and data across multiple devices, AT&T Next, a program allowing subscribers to frequently upgrade handsets using an installment payment plan and in January 2015 began offering Rollover Data on Mobile Share Value plans, which allows unused shareable plan data to be rolled over and used within the next month. Customers in the company’s connected device category (users of navigation aids, monitoring devices and eReaders) purchase those devices from third-party suppliers that buy data access supported by its network. Other data-centric device users are classified as either postpaid customers (primarily tablet, netbook and notebook users) or prepaid customers since they purchase service directly from the company. The company upgrades its network and coordinates with equipment manufacturers and applications developers to further capitalize on the continued growth in the demand for wireless data services. The company’s postpaid wireless service is provided under two alternatives, for subscribers who purchase their equipment under the traditional device subsidy model, service contracts are for two year periods with an increasing portion of these subscribers receiving unlimited voice and texting services in conjunction with data services purchased through its Mobile Share Value plans; and for subscribers purchasing a device on installments under the AT&T Next program, no annual service contract is signed but the device must be paid in full if the customer chooses to drop their service from AT&T. The company’s prepaid service is provided to certain customers who prefer to pay in advance.
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